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December 18, 2007

Special Issue of Interactive Learning Environments on PLEs

December 18, 2007

Interactive Learning Environments has published a special issue on Personal Learning Environments, edited by Mark Johnson and Oleg Lieber. The table of contents is as follows:Editorial     Personal Learning Environments 1 – 2 Authors: Oleg Liber; Mark Johnson DOI: 10.1080/10494820701772645 ...

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November 12, 2007

PLE Project gathers momentum

November 12, 2007

We are starting to use our current PLE version with some students in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, and thanks to Emerge, we have a small development fund to enhance the system. To date we have performed user testing, but in controlled circumstances designed to elicit system functionality and user interface improvements. ...

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July 22, 2007

PLE/social software meeting? 27 July?

July 22, 2007

I'm wondering if anyone wants to meet to discuss further where we might go with PLEs and/or social software for education. Not to exclude anything, this meeting could clearly incorporate elements of  pedagogy, academic writing, reflection, personal development planning, and movement off the desktop towards mobile devices. Target communities for support include students, workplace learners, independent learners, communities, and ...

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June 30, 2007

1,000,000 users

June 30, 2007

At the University of Manchester we are prototyping a social software system / PLE aimed at a user population of 1,000,000 users. We also want it to become Emerge's base social software system, capable of being used by anyone in the Emerge community who wants to build specialist social software. That is really a matter of individual choice, but ...

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PLEs and me 2

June 30, 2007

Nicola considers what a PLE is in a recent post. There are a few replies I might give, but first I'll note that I'll avoid disappearing into a philosophical quagmire on the three levels of description that the concept provides. Perhaps more on that in another post for those consumed by fervor along the lines of "its a concept" ...

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April 08, 2007

Personal Learning Environments Community

April 08, 2007

Wondering how long it would take for anyone to get a community off the ground, or if everyone thought that such activities had to be officially sanctioned, I decided to "Just do it" * and see what happens.So for the interested, we can start by defining Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) as "systems that help learners take control of and ...

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